Esophageal or stomach cancer
If your physician suspects esophageal or stomach cancer, you may wonder what exactly is wrong, and what your treatment options are. The Netherlands Cancer Institute offers rapid diagnostics for an increasing number of tumor types such as esophageal and stomach cancer. If possible, all diagnostic tests required to diagnose you will take place on the same day. You may need additional diagnostic tests to find the tumor's exact location and to see if the cancer has spread. Plans for additional testing will be made during your rapid diagnostics.
Multidisciplinary team meeting
Your results will be discussed during a multidisciplinary team meeting involving all specialists (from our Gastrointestinal, Medical Oncology, Radiology, Nuclear Health, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, and Surgery departments) involved in diagnosing and treating esophageal and stomach cancer. You will receive your results, as well as a preliminary treatment plan, directly after. You may need to come in for additional tests or consultation before we can give you a definite treatment plan.